I was taken back to a time when I was a child last Sunday when I visited a Baptist church in our neighborhood. The preacher really preached good about how to get around those 7 road blocks (church,bible,prayers of others..ect) that the Lord puts up to keep us out of hell. (Firey Baptist preachin') Anyway...... At the end of the preaching he gave the invitation but also included in the alter call for salvation he offered this...."if you have a sick loved one, or any thing that you need to lay on the alter you are welcome to come up and pray". (A man whose son is sick did take advantage of the opportunity) This remided me of the good ole' days of the old time alter call that anyone with any problem could come and kneel and pray and have the pastor pray with you. I was just wondering if this is no longer the norm for some churches, because last night (Wednesday) my husband and I visited another Baptist church and this wasn't offered?